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External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar Arrives In Israel On His Maiden Visit

Oct 17, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

The Union External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar will hold deliberations with Israel’s top leadership including its President Isaac Herzog and Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, during his five day visit.

Nostalgia: From Lord Clive To Swadeshi Thakur, How Bengal’s Durga Puja Transformed

Oct 13, 2021 Snigdhendu Bhattacharya

During the 1920 and 1930s, the emergence of community puja transformed Durga puja from a rich men's puja to a people's festival, as freedom fighters made good use of the change.


US Life Expectancy In 2020 Saw Biggest Drop Since WWII

The drop spelled out mainly due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which is responsible for close to 74% of the overall life expectancy decline

Peace Prize For The Nuclear Bomb?

Jul 06, 2021 Dr Jaijit Bhattacharya

The nuclear bomb has contributed to peace for over 75 years where the United Nations has failed.


Sikh Fighter Pilot Memorial To Be Erected In UK To Honour Indians Who Fought World Wars

The sculpture of an early 20th century Sikh fighter pilot, cricketer and golfer from Oxford University shall be constructed in the England port city of Southampton

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17 November, 2020

‘A Debt That Society Owes’: How India Remembers Its World War Soldiers

Saumya Kalia

As Commonwealth countries observe Remembrance Day this month, can India eulogise its soldiers without seeing their memory as a colonial relic?


08 November, 2020

Indians Urged To Name Star In Memory Of Killed World War Soldiers

PTI

The ceremony will be held virtually this year to mark sacrifices of soldiers, including 74,000 Indian personnel, on Remembrance Day on November 11.


03 June, 2020

Intelligence Should Not Be Used For Publicity

The publicity of 'Musharraf Tapes' in 1999, which were 'unprocessed' intelligence and would reveal the source, was touted as a diplomatic triumph. But what followed was that the source had dried up immediately.


01 April, 2020

A Century Ago, Sports Rises From Ravages Of War And Disease

Agencies

A century before the Tokyo Olympics were postponed as coronavirus spread across the earth, sports helped in the healing


24 March, 2020

Only World War Has Cancelled Olympics - The Facts

Agencies

With the announcement that the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games will be postponed over the coronavirus pandemic, here is a look back at Berlin 1916, Tokyo 1940 and London 1944 -- when global conflicts forced the Games to be scrapped


11 November, 2018

Armistice Day: Leaders Around The Globe Mark 100 Years Since World War I

Outlook Web Bureau

A century on, the world lives with the consequences of a peace accord that, even at the time, was criticised as making another war inevitable in Europe.


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10 November, 2018

M Venkaiah Naidu Pays Tribute To Indian Soldiers Who Fought In WWI, Inaugurates War Memorial In France

Outlook Web Bureau

On Sunday, the vice president will attend the ceremony to commemorate the armistice of World War I at Arc de Triomphe, presided over by French President Emmanuel Macron.


09 November, 2018

Big Ben To Lead Ringing Of Bells Marking End Of World War One

Outlook Web Bureau

On Sunday, Big Ben will sound 11 times, with a strike rate of 4.5 seconds, replicating the usual strike rate of the Great Clock.


08 November, 2018

No Meeting Scheduled With Putin In Paris, Says Trump

Outlook Web Bureau

Trump's remarks came less than a day after the US State Department announced that a scheduled high-level meeting between the two sides has been postponed.


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A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.

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Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.

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Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.

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